Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Doesn't look like I'll be scrapping anytime soon and.... a RAOK!!!

(sigh)
Both my boys are sick. Doug is at the doctor RIGHT NOW to find out what's wrong with him.. He thinks Pneumonia. Caleb had a fever all day yesterday and didn't sleep much last night. No clue what's up with him, possibly teething but, maybe not. Maybe he's fighting whatever Daddy has.
I don't get to scrap unless Daddy watches Caleb so, if Daddy's sick, that's not going to happen.. So, we'll see.
I had planned on doing at least 5 layouts this week from challenges on M2R. (pout pout)
I have their October kit I need use up .. I am literally chomping at the bit to use it. I took the pumpkin patch pics specifically to match the papers in the kit. LMBO.. How lame am I! tee hee

In other news though, I finally started working with photo actions from
this place. LOVE THEM!

Here's one I did at 2am this morning. Not sure if I like it or not on this particular photo (vivid color action):

Before:




After:


What do YOU think? Which would you use on a scrapbook layout? Is the bottom one TOO bright?
I know NOTHING about PS Elements other than very very basic stuff and how to add color here and there so, I'm not sure how to adjust the actions.. I guess I should probably figure that out soon.. LOL

Sooooooo... I have some news!!!!
In honor of my blog being two weeks old, I'm giving away a RAOK (Random Act of Kindness). I'll use an online computer generator to determine the winner on, let's say, Friday at 9pm EST.
So leave me some love on this post for your chance to win
this brand new Kaiser Craft 2008 album worth $6 >



And oh yeah, how flippin' cute is this!!?? I'm in total LOVE with this.. GOTTA have it!!! Prima makes the best stuff!! >


That's all for now, folks. I better go play with my little guy. Have a great day!!

32 comments:

Colleen said...

I like the cropped photo and don't think it is too bright. Can't wait to see the finished layout.

connie said...

I also like the bottom photo and don't think it is too bright. Hope everyone if feeling better soon. I have 2 with Strep Throat.
connie #2909

Carla said...

I like the cropped photo the best. Looks great!

Captain Scrappy said...

I don't think it looks too bright, but the real test is what you think once you've printed it :)
I love how you got the pic of him mid-stride... looks like he's skipping :) very cute pic!

Nathalie said...

I think your after picture is awesome. I love what the action did for it and I would totally scrap it! I love pumpkin patch photos! + thanks for the chance at the great RAK too :)

Anonymous said...

oh darn...thought i would be the first one :) hope everyone in your house gets better soon! tracy

Annie Fiskateer # 1326 said...

Sorry to hear the both your guys are sick. I too like your cropped photo best. Congrats on your blog!

Amy said...

The little owls and apples are too cute - just like your little guys !!!!

Molly from M2R said...

I am digging your new blog Jenny! I like the cropped picture best!

Jenny said...

Hey girly! Hugs to Doug and Caleb. Dave was sick over the weekend and is finally starting to feel better. I think his was sinus stuff but he was miserable! And cute pic! I'm gonna have to start sending you my pics to edit before I scrap em!

Kate said...

Love the cropped photo and I hope your boys will be better soon!!

So Many Scraps said...

awesome photos and I love the prima too! I love the signature photo on scrapbook heaven

Scrappymom said...

What beautiful pics! I hope your boys feel better!

Tabatha #4978 said...

Thanks for offering the RAK. I have actually been eyeing that book in my LSS. I love the close up and no it's not too bright. What photo softward are you using? I would love to start doing more with my pics...
see you on the fiskateers site..
Tabatha

joni said...

What a wonderful blog!!! And I'm liking the cropped photo as well, but honestly they all look great! I would scrap them all! Hope your guys feel better soon!

Mandiannie said...

The photo looks great. It's not bright at all it's just stunning i think.

Fiskateer #1485

NanaBeth said...

Great photos. Thanks for the heads up on the photo actions-I love using them. Hope everyone is feeling better soon.
Have you ever tried this filters?
http://www.optikvervelabs.com/

Robin said...

Hi Jenny! Saw your post at M2R & had to come check out your new blog! I LOVE your "after" photo... SO cute and not to bright at all!

Sarah said...

I love the cropped photo! You are really good at editing photos. Fabulous album!

Mardi said...

Oh my goodness I absolutely love the picture in the pumpkin patch. It is priceless! I am very new to PS also and I would love to take a class in it. I am so the visual type person. Great blog!

Karen said...

I love both photos, but if I had to choose, probably the cropped one. Hope everyone is feeling a bit better. Love your blog!

Shirley said...

I know nothing about actions but your photo looks great!

jinxi said...

I cant decide about the photos.. at first I liked the cropped one, but then I went back to the other.. bah! Im not good at this! Im interested in seeing which you pick.. or hey, do both! ;)
That album and those Prima cards are TOO CUTE!
ps: Hope your guys are feeling better soon, and keep it away from you!

jennmom2000 said...

Congrats on the 2 week anni! I'm in love with Kaiser product!

jonaks said...

loved your edited photo. I have to try that one too. hope they get better soon so you can start scrapping.

Coco said...

I lov both, so I would figure out a way to use both, I kinda like the effect of one background and one close up.
sorry about your guys being sick, hope theyre feeling better soon,

Nic said...

wow jenny the cropped image looks awesome!! love the kaiser album too, so if you are considering internationals for this enter me too please, if not no worries at all :) come visit me at mine for a chance to win too! ~ Nic #1033

Turtlelady~Sandy said...

I am so jealous. I would love to have the patience to learn how to do that. You did a fantastic job. I really want to be able to do the B&W thing. I went to a digi class and I still don't get it. Teacher wasn't that friendly.
Keep up the great work and Get Well Daddy!!!
Turtlelady#1715

Cicly said...

Your son is 2 cute!!! You did fine on the pic.
Tkx for kool RAK!!!
Cicly #1835

mel said...

great pics and hope the little guy feel better soon..was thinking about gettting one of these album.awesome giveaway

StampinCathy said...

Wow congrats on 2 weeks and going strong. Great blog! I would use the cropped photo, but I would use the other photo for letters or background. Count me in on this sweet candy you are sharing with your readers. Thanks for a chance and hope everyone starts feeling better.

Anonymous said...

I like both pictures...but if I had to choose, I would pick the cropped photo. I hope everyone starts feeling better real soon!! Thanks for the RAK!
Alex #3614